The people behind Teeth Relief
Dr Sharon Rankin
BDS (Wales), BA, Diploma – International Development Studies University of London
Sharon is Chair and Founder of Teeth Relief. She retired in August 2021 as Speciality Dentist in the Acute Dental Care Department at King’s Dental Institute. She is also a fine artist working mainly in stone. Sharon has over 30 years’ experience as a dentist and dental trainer in general practice and the voluntary sector, overseas and in the UK, and has worked for the FDI (International Dental Federation) as Oral Health Care Development Manager for developing countries and was Secretary of the European Dental Solidarity group (EDS).
BSc (Hons), MA,PhD,AKC, MRICS, FRSA
Stephen is currently a PhD researcher in social enterprise organizations within the Department of Management, School of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London. He has previously worked across social, private and public sectors as a chartered surveyor, senior lecturer, knowledge manager, and company director.
BDS LL.B MA PgCert
Iain has more than 30 years experience in dentistry and formerly worked as a Dental Legal Advisor for Dental Protection Ltd. Iain undertook voluntary dental work in Africa with the Christian Dental Fellowship
BA, MSc (Leics)
Marian has worked as a teacher, multi-media instructional designer and copywriter. She has worked on training projects for the government, health and commercial sectors, including The Centre for Transcultural Oral Health at the Eastman Dental Institute. She currently works at City Lit in the Psychology & Counselling department and teaches writing for personal development.
Simon C Harvey
BDS, MA (MedLaw), MFDS RCS
Simon is a Specialist Registrar in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at Guy’s Hospital and has previously worked in Oral Surgery and Acute Dental Care. He is passionate about teaching and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at King’s College London Dental Institute.
BDS (Wales), MSc, MGDS RCS, FFGDP UK
Lawrence is currently working as a Regional Dental Tutor for Health Education at Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery, a council member for the General Dental Council (GDC), and works as an associate in practice on the Sussex coast. He was a principle dentist running a general practice for 25 years prior to his current roles.
BDS, MFDS, Dip Con Sed, CILT
Emily is an Oral Surgery Registrar at the Royal London Dental Institute. She also has interests in dental conscious sedation and medical education. Emily teaches clinical oral surgery to undergraduate and post graduate students, and holds a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning from Queen Mary’s University of London.
Hazel is a Specialist Registrar in Oral Surgery at Salisbury District Hospital. She has previously worked in Oral Surgery units in London as well as having experience in Acute Dental Care and General Dental Duties. Hazel has a keen interest in teaching and health promotion.
Do you want to get involved
We are always looking for volunteers to support us directly or to help other organisations that use our teaching material.
There are three main areas in which you can volunteer your time:
- Producing, collecting and signposting teaching material
- Delivering training at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
- Carrying out valuable support tasks